International Association of Wildland Fire

12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit

Presented by the International Association of Wildland Fire

October 25 - 26, 2012

Sydney, Australia

IAWF Green Initiatives


Each year, nearly 80 million people around the world attend a meeting, conference, or convention. Globally, the meetings industry generates about $US280 billion in annual profits. Despite the positive economic contribution, meetings extract a high environmental cost. They consume large quantities of water and energy and produce copious amounts of waste water, garbage, and emissions.

Commitment Statement

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its conferences and meeting through:

  • Reducing the amount of solid waste produced by the event;
  • Reducing energy and water consumption at the event;
  • Minimizing or off-setting harmful emissions resulting from vehicular transportation and energy consumption associated with the event;
  • Disposing of solid and liquid waste in an environmentally responsible manner;
  • Selecting facilities who have developed a sustainability policy;
  • Buying environmentally aware products; and
  • Educating participants and exhibitors.

We invite our conference participants and vendors to join us in this goal of incorporating environmentally responsible procedures and practices and in the use of environmentally responsible products while participating in this conference. Working together, we can make this a successful 'Green' event.  Please remind yourself and help others to remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

The Hilton Garden Inn

Missoula has joined in our commitment by developing the following Environmentally Friendly Enhancements:

  • Use of compostable disposable products.
  • Use of a water conservation system including low flow toilets and towel & sheet laundry conservation.
  • Low energy lighting & conservation and motion sensor lighting.
  • Donation of old sheets to the local Humane Society.
  • In-house paper recycling.



11th Wildland Fire Safety Summit  ~  April 4-8, 2011  ~  Hilton Garden Inn  ~  Missoula, Montana USA